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Art History 69 Short Paper Assignment 1: Relief of Martyrdom Amar Baatartsogt
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Duke University 2009 The depicted martyrdom is a high-relief sculpture, with multiple levels of wonderfully arranged figures to demonstrate three dimensional spaces. It is made of alabaster which its softness makes it easy to carve, but also easily broken, soiled, and weathered. This explains why there are a lot of visible cracks and breaks on this piece of work. The bottom right part is missing but it is not particularly important in understanding of the piece. The sculpture is smaller than life size, 15 x 17 inches in dimension. The alabaster relief depicts a warrior, possibly the lead executioner and a male figure with a crown on the right side. On the left side, there are two female figures, one standing and the other one kneeling on the ground waiting for her death sentence. There are also two male figures, one headless and the other one standing on top of the kneeling female figure with his sword drawn out. It seems like the two
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